Our Vision

Our vision at Centre for Non-Violence is to strive for gender and social equality in a violence free world.

We believe that violence and abuse is a breach of human rights, and our work focuses on achieving social change in our community.

Our goals are to change public attitudes towards violence while implementing support and prevention programs within the community.

Acknowledgement of Survivors of Family Violence

We acknowledge the strength and resilience of survivors of family violence. Family violence is a social issue that significantly impacts families and communities. We recognise the courage of individuals who have experienced family violence, along with the dedicated workers responding to family violence.

We recognise, welcome and respect people of all genders, sexes and sexualities. Centre for Non-Violence is committed to improving access and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and 
queer people.

CNV Board Statement of Commitment

We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations people of these lands and waterways.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ sovereignty, and sacred connection to the lands and waterways and we celebrate their strong and enduring cultures, identities, and self-determination.

We are sorry for the endured trauma and torment of powerlessness inflicted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a result of the ongoing impact of colonisation, systemic discrimination, and white privilege. 

We accept and acknowledge the invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and strongly support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament and the call for a Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement, treaty and truth-telling about our history.

We uphold the unique human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as outlined by the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and seek a future where they have power of their voice, rights, destiny, and their children flourish.